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SMOKING CESSATION
Ask, Advise to quit and Assess are the steps in approaching patients regarding smoking cessation.
All patients should be asked if they use tobacco and should have their tobacco status documented on a regular basis.
Patient with nicotine dependence is characterized by smoking within 30 minutes of waking, consuming >10 cigarettes/day and had withdrawal symptoms in previous attempts of quitting smoking.
Smokers should be strongly urged to quit at every physician encounter. 
Advice should be clear, personalized, supportive and non-judgmental.
Determine the willingness of smoker to make a quit attempt.
Drug Information

Indication: Smoking cessation.

Indication: Tobacco dependence by relieving nicotine craving & w/drawal symptoms facilitating smoking cessation in smo...

Indication: Tobacco dependence by relieving nicotine craving & w/drawal symptoms facilitating smoking cessation in smo...

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